Tuesday 21 August, 2018

Jamaica weather: more rain anticipated as trough lingers

Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Monday, May 21, 2018, by the Meteorological Service Division.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURE…  A Trough across the western Caribbean. 

Comment…. The Trough is expected to continue to influence weather conditions across the island through to Tuesday. 

24-HOUR FORECAST
This Morning…
 Isolated showers across eastern and northwestern parishes. 
This Afternoon … Widely scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms across most parishes. Expect windy conditions across coastal areas of southern parishes. 
Tonight...Lingering showers across eastern parishes.

Maximum temperature expected for Kingston today… 30 degrees Celsius.

Maximum temperature expected for Montego Bay today… 30 degrees Celsius.

 

MARINE FORECAST TODAY AND TONIGHT
 

INSHORE ON THE NORTH COAST
Today: Wind…  East Northeasterly, 10 to 15 knots. Wave heights…  1.0 to 1.5 metres.
Tonight: Wind… Southeasterly, 05 knots. Wave heights…  0.5 metre.

INSHORE ON THE SOUTH COAST
Today: Wind...  Southeasterly, 20  knots. Wave heights…  2.0 metres.
Tonight: Wind… Southeasterly, 10 to 15 knots. Wave heights…  1.0 to 1.5  metres.

OFFSHORE WINDS AND WEATHER
North and South coast....  Southeasterly, 20 to 25 knots. Wave heights…  2.0 to 2.5 metres.
Weather…Isolated showers and thunderstorms. 

MARINE WARNING MESSAGE
A Small Craft Warning remains in effect for offshore areas of the north and south coast and inshore areas of the south coast due to strong winds and rough seas. 

 

3-DAY FORECAST (starting tomorrow)

Tuesday: Morning showers across eastern parishes. Widely scattered afternoon showers and isolated thunderstorms across central and western parishes. 
Wednesday: Partly cloudy morning. Isolated afternoon showers across western parishes.
Thursday: Mainly sunny morning. Isolated afternoon showers.

Other Current Regional Weather Feature
There is a an area of Low Pressure across the eastern Gulf of Mexico.